My days dance between controlled chaos and bursts of creative fire. Yes, there's a bit of monotony in the routine, but it's the kind that fuels my passion for this crazy, wonderful thing called running two small businesses. You see, most don't know about our other venture, the one that's currently basking in the spotlight. But this, this side hustle, this is the one I dream of seeing eclipse the other.
A typical day revolves around the rhythm of orders. Packing them, shipping them, sending them off into the world like tiny ambassadors of our craft. In between, I squeeze in a dose of social media magic, crafting posts that showcase our latest creations or tease upcoming events. Some days, I'm lost in the world of product photography, capturing the essence of our pieces in a single frame. Others, I'm diving headfirst into the other business, keeping it afloat while this one slowly rises.
But the true magic happens when I create. It's a dance with inspiration, a fickle muse who sometimes demands I chase her down rabbit holes of unplanned masterpieces. I might sit down with a resin necklace in mind, only to find myself sculpting 50 miniature clay mushrooms, each one a whimsical ode to a sudden creative detour. Minimalism? Sure, let's sketch it out. But then, the pen takes flight, and I'm lost in a world of blooming florals and bold details, crafting a pendant that's anything but understated.
Being a small business owner isn't all sunshine and rainbows. There's a dark side, a secret nobody tells you about. You're the captain, the crew, the engine room, and the sail all rolled into one. And when you're someone who thrives on structure, it can feel like navigating a storm in a bathtub. I hear the whispers, the myths about boundless freedom and endless vacations. But for me, it's the opposite. I'm always on call, always juggling priorities, even when a winter blizzard shuts down the entire city. Remember that time we sledded down the street with boxes of orders, laughing in the face of Mother Nature? Just another day in the life of a multi-tasking maker.
Between the creation and the chaos, there are mountains of business notes, a constant reminder that the world of commerce never sleeps. But I'm not alone. I have the best business partner by my side, someone who speaks the language of invoices and spreadsheets while I dream in beads and clay.
Despite the challenges, the trade-off is sweeter than any success in the "real world." Knowing that hundreds of pieces, born from our hands, are adorning beautiful souls around the globe – that's a feeling that transcends words. And to those who scoffed at my artistic dreams, whispering doubts about "practicality," I say this: I've scaled that crumbling tower, brick by handmade brick, proving that passion can be the sturdiest foundation.
So, yes, my days are a whirlwind, a kaleidoscope of packing tape, clay crumbs, and late-night brainstorming sessions. But I wouldn't trade it for anything. This is my chaotic symphony, my unscripted masterpiece, and I'm the artist who gets to paint it, one imperfect brushstroke at a time.